Wellard Village 7 Day Makeover

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Like a reality show only real! The Wellard Community came together to make over Wellard Village in just 7 days. Real action! Real results!

The City partnered with RAC through its Reconnect WA initiative, to makeover Wellard Village in just 7 days!

The Wellard Community came together to share ideas, vote, plan, and help deliver placemaking projects over seven consecutive days in April 2023. The Wellard Village 7DM also incorporated a youth-specific element, through which local young people were empowered to plan and deliver their own projects.

The whole process was overseen by David Engwicht from Creative Communities International. David is a world renowned placemaker, community activator, and champion of public spaces.




Like a reality show only real! The Wellard Community came together to make over Wellard Village in just 7 days. Real action! Real results!

The City partnered with RAC through its Reconnect WA initiative, to makeover Wellard Village in just 7 days!

The Wellard Community came together to share ideas, vote, plan, and help deliver placemaking projects over seven consecutive days in April 2023. The Wellard Village 7DM also incorporated a youth-specific element, through which local young people were empowered to plan and deliver their own projects.

The whole process was overseen by David Engwicht from Creative Communities International. David is a world renowned placemaker, community activator, and champion of public spaces.




  • 7DM Next Steps

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    You're invited to attend the Wellard Village 7DM Next Steps Community Workshop, 6-8pm Tuesday 5 September at the Wellard Community Centre


    At the 7DM Debrief in July we identified key focus areas and formed working groups. This is a chance to come back together to share our project proposals and to discuss allocation of available funding.

  • Community Debrief - UPDATE

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    Since the 7DM in April there’s been a lot going on! On 4 July 2023, the Wellard community came back together for the 7DM Debrief. This was a chance to talk about what’s working and what could be made even better along The Strand.


    The primary outcome from the Debrief was the identification of 7 key focus areas:

    1. Formalise ‘no parking’ areas using linger nodes/infrastructure/landscaping etc.
    2. Replacing the hired picnic tables under the pergola with more permanent structures/parklets
    3. Development and maintenance of the wicking beds
    4. Development and maintenance of The Arcade
    5. Lighting along The Strand
    6. Activities, events and activations
      The ‘next steps’ discussed below do not extend to events/activations. If you’re looking to organise an event or activation, please let us know and we can go from there.
    7. Quick Repairs
      The ‘next steps’ discussed below do not extend to quick repairs as these will be addressed ad hoc as required.



    Working Groups

    In addition to identifying the above focus areas. Participants nominated working groups to tackle these projects. If you are interested in joining working group, please reach out and we will put you in touch with that project’s Team Leader.


    Next Steps

    Thanks to the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program the City has secured $50,000 in funding to continue working with the Wellard community in this space. From here the City will support the above project working groups to come together and plan these projects and their budget estimates. The City can provide working groups with the following support: Meeting/workshop facilitation; a space to meet; and a technical team to provide support and guidance (engineers, landscape architects, outdoor crew etc).


    Working Groups will pull together a proposal and budget estimate detailing what can be achieved with different levels/amounts of funding. This will then be presented at a workshop where we collectively decide how to allocate the funds.


    The City will host the Workshop on Tuesday 5 September 6-8pm at the Wellard Community Centre to allow the community to decide how to allocate the available funds to the identified projects. It is worth noting that the funds do not need to be spent this financial year, and therefore, unspent funds can be retained for future projects.



    A full report summarising the evening will can be found here: https://www.lovemykwinana.com/77251/widgets/415115/documents/267305

  • 7DM Debrief Workshop

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    You're invited to attend the Wellard Village 7 Day Makeover Community Debrief, 6pm THIS TUESDAY 4 July 2023 at the Wellard Community Centre. We’ve been so impressed by the ideas that came out of the 7 Day Makeover that we want to give the Wellard Community a chance to come back together and decide how to proceed from here. The session will cover what’s working, what could be improved, and ideas for future opportunities.


    We’re incredibly proud of what these volunteers were able to achieve and congratulate them on an outstanding effort. Moving forward we are eager to ensure the project remains community-led wherever possible.


    Check out the Facebook Event for more info.

  • What do you think?

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    As the dust settles following the amazing (and busy!) 7DM week, we’d like to invite you share your thoughts on the Wellard Village makeover and its outcomes.


    7DM Survey

    To let us know what you thought of the 7DM process, please share your experience HERE. The survey will remain open until 30 June 2023.


    Place Game – You’re invited THIS WEDNESDAY 17 MAY & THURSDAY 18 MAY

    How does The Strand now, compare to The Strand pre-makeover??


    To answer this, the City is hosting a ‘Place Game’ to evaluate the space. If you participated in Day One of the makeover you might remember the questionnaire we filled out during the walk with David – we will be repeating that same process, just post-makeover!


    Please join us from 5:30pm at the Wellard Community Centre, Wednesday 17 May. The Place Game takes just 30mins and there will be FREE pizza at The Well afterwards to say thanks!


    For those unable to make the Wednesday Session, there will be a second Place Game starting midday Thursday 18 May at the Wellard Community Centre.

  • WOW! WOW! WOW!

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    What an amazing 7 Days! You are all INCREDIBLE!

    It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you all to bring The Strand to life through landscaping, fun play areas, the interactive arcade space, a beautiful Pergola, a wishing well(ard), and musical street piano! 🎶 Plus the HUGE number of hexagon seats and wicking beds running the length of The Strand.

    Friday night was a LATE one with many vollies working well into the night (not knocking of until 2am!) to get everything done in time for our launch and CELEBRATIUON on Saturday 21 April.

    Thank you to all the awesome volunteers and city staff who made this week possible, and to the RAC and all our local sponsors and donors.

    By working together so much was achieved 💪💥👏

    Stay tuned for more photos and a video documenting the whole 7 Day Makeover process. As well as many more exciting things to come for Wellard!

  • 5 down just 2 BIG days to go!

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    Day 5 of the Wellard Village 7 Day Makeover saw some incredible work. The nature play project is taking shape, the Pergola is up, and we have a street piano! 🎶 Plus the huge number of hexagon seats and wicking beds are steadily coming together.

    Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who made today possible. It was a late night for many, but everyone was overwhelmingly positive (fuelled by delicious Thai takeaway), and some truly awesome things were accomplished 💪💥👏

    If you’d like to get involved in this brilliant and super fun project head down to Wellard Community Centre anytime over the next two days. Or join us on Sat 22 to celebrate what we’ve achieved!

  • WOW! Day 4 Update

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    The Strand is a hive of activity with more than 75 vollies working together to transform the street.

    Projects including nature play elements, a cantilever pergola, and funky, hexagonal seating are well underway.

    BIG thanks to all of our amazing volunteers including the team from RAC WA who came down to lend a hand. Thank you 💚

    It’s going to get even busier over the next 3 days with jobs for everyone. Reach out if you would like to be involved or pop into the coordination point (Wellard Community Centre) and chat to Jodi 😊👋

  • And now the fun begins!

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    After an amazing weekend of brainstorming and project planning, today we put down the pens and picked up the tools to bring The Strand to life.

    If you would like to get involved and help make Wellard Village even better drop by Wellard Community Centre anytime Tue-Fri this week to lend a hand. No skills or experience required and open to all ages. There’s a job for everyone and you can give as much or as little time as you like. Even just an hour makes a difference!

    Massive thanks to everyone involved for your awesome work so far.

  • Day One of the 7DM!

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    What an amazing first day of the Wellard Village 7 Day Makeover!

    The Wellard community came together to talk placemaking and brainstorm ideas. We finished today with a list of exciting potential projects to be further workshopped in tomorrow’s session.

    Thank you to the amazing folk who participated and shared their ideas for working together to make Wellard Village even better. Your enthusiasm & creativity is awesome, and we can’t wait to see what tomorrow’s session holds.

    If you missed today’s workshop it’s not too late to get involved! Please feel free to attend any day this week (regardless of whether you have registered). No skills or experience needed, just a positive attitude!

  • With Special Thanks to our Sponsors

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    Reconnect WA

    The City is proud to be partnering with RAC through their Reconnect WA initiative to bring this project to life. Reconnect WA seeks to help reimagine and revitalise streets and public spaces to:

    • Create vibrant and active places for Western Australians to interact and reconnect with our cities and towns, and each other.
    • Inspire and empower residents and business communities to co-design and drive change in their local area.
    • Lay the foundations for longer-term changes to support, safe, sustainable and connected communities.


    Peet

    Special thanks to Peet for their contribution toward to the Wellard Village 7 Day Makeover project budget. That $5000 will help achieve the community’s vision for the street.


    Peet are the industry experts behind the masterplanned Village at Wellard, and now also a Gold Sponsor of the Wellard Village 7 Day Makeover!



    Kwik Skips

    A massive thanks to Brett and the team at Kwik Skips for donating a skip bin to the Makeover. This is going to make revitalising the street so much easier and its awesome to know any discarded building materials will be recycled!


    The Mills Family have operated Kwik Skips since 1997 and employ an amazing team dedicated to providing a professional waste & rubbish removal and skip bins Perth service.



    Mo & Macs

    HUGE thank you to the Mo & Macs crew for their donation of $200 toward our materials budget. Claire and the team ran a delicious macaron fundraiser just for the makeover, making them an official Bronze Sponsor!


    Mo and Macs is a family-run businesses from right here in Wellard. They are also founding members of the Wellard Village People Town Team.



    Ceramico Tiles & Bathrooms

    Big thanks to the team at Ceramico Rockingham for their donation of tiles to the youth-led Arcade project!


    The Team at Ceramico have over 50 years of experience and will help you at every stage of your project.



    Absolute Painting Services

    A big thank you to Lou Jon Peters from Absolute Painting Services for donating his time to the painting of the street piano.


    Lou offers house painting services from right here in Wellard!



    Bsparkz Electrics

    How amazing are Brett Foster and the team at Bsparkz Electrics - EC 12218. They donated their time and a team of sparkies to help us complete the pergola project.


    There’s no job too big or small for this local, family run business!





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